McNally Smith College of Music

19 Exchange Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55101
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  • McNally Smith College of Music is dedicated to providing education of the highest quality based upon contemporary and enduring artistic values, promoting individual expression and growth, and creating a supportive environment that serves the needs of a diverse and changing society.

School Highlights

McNally Smith College of Music serves 518 students (78% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Top Placements

McNally Smith College of Music places among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
McNally Smith College of Music(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty62 staff73 staff
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Student Body

The student population of McNally Smith College of Music has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has increased from 6:1 over five years.
The McNally Smith College of Music diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment518 students1,859 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:129:1
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# Full-Time Students404 students843 students
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# Part-Time Students114 students1,016 students
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# Undergraduate Students385 students672 students
# Graduate Students19 students30 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-96
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
6%
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% Hispanic
1%
6%
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% Black
8%
11%
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% White
78%
63%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score0.380.58
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,800$35,400
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Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $25,210 is more than the state average of $17,414. The private state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$25,210$17,414
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid80%89%
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Median Debt for Graduates$25,500$15,511
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$7,600
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Acceptance Rate65%80%
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded by Jack McNally and Doug Smith in 1985, at McNally Smith College of Music, you'll explore your passion for music at a top music college with a unique hands-on curriculum that immerses you in today's technology, nurtures your vision and develops your talents. A music college where you can study music business, composition, audio recording, production and live sound, hip hop studies, popular music performance with your instrument of choice--guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, voice, brass, woodwinds, or strings. The McNally Smith College of Music (formerly Musictech) campus in St. Paul, Minnesota, was designed from the ground up as a state-of-the-art music school. With twelve recording studios including SSL rooms, digital 5.1 surround control rooms, Pro Tools labs, and a 300-seat concert hall with a 20,000 watt Midas/EV sound system, dozens of custom designed classrooms and sophisticated digital video production workshops, the campus is an exclusive and uniquely functional facility. The Degree and Diploma Program course offered at the college includes Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Arts in Music (Emphasis: Music Business), Bachelors of Science Degree in Music (Emphasis: Music Production) Associate of Fine Arts in Music, A.A.S. in Music (Emphasis: Music Performance, Artist Diploma, or Music Production), A.A.S. in Recording Technology, A.A.S. in Music Business, International Music Business Course, Professional Musicians Course, Recording Engineering Course and Class Descriptions. McNally Smith College of Music (formerly Musictech) is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, offering degrees and programs in Music Performance, Recording Technology, Music Business, and Composition.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to McNally Smith College of Music is Saint Paul College (0.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 6,912 students | 0.60 Mi235 Marshall Ave
    Saint Paul MN  55102
    (651) 846-1600
    0.606,912
  • 135 students | 5.30 Mi1711 W County Rd B
    Roseville MN  55113
    (651) 636-7406
    5.30135
  • Globe University-Woodbury
    Private, for profit
    776 students | 7.60 Mi8089 Globe Drive
    Saint Paul MN  55125
    (651) 332-8000
    7.60776
  • 4,264 students | 8.50 Mi2500 80th St E
    Inver Grove Heights MN  55076
    (651) 450-3000
    8.504,264
  • Globe University-Minneapolis
    Private, for profit
    164 students | 8.70 MiIDS Center, 80 South 8th Street, Suite 51
    Minneapolis MN  55402
    (612) 455-3000
    8.70164
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